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Leaf Collage

Wondering what to do with the leaves you pressed from your leaf walk?

We know just the activity … introduce your child to the beauty of collage

First, browse your leaf collection and choose some favorites. Encourage your child to select a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. You can keep the stems on each leaf or remove them – just do it carefully so as not to damage the leaves. 

Then using glue and a paintbrush, arrange each leaf onto a heavy piece of cardboard or cardstock. If you have our Do-It-Together Kit: All About Trees you can glue leaves directly onto the Leaf CollageYour child may want to place the leaves in a random fashion, sort them by color/shape/size, or overlap them. Remember, this is a time to let your child practice independence, develop a plan, and make important choices about their work.

There’s no right or wrong way to collage – just let the creativity flow!

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Playful Learning Field Guides

Grab these handy field guides on your way to park or walk around the block. Add a basket for collecting and a magnifying glass for observing you are set for a memorable outdoor adventure